#14 January/February 2007

#14: January/February 2007FEATURES

BOB DYLAN: Modern Times meets That Old (Black) Magic. Shape-shifter, channeler or prophet, let’s face it, the guy ain’t like the rest of us

HOW THE DELTA CAME TO NEW YORK and captivated a bunch of skinny white boys—including the author, who came of age with the bluesmen we wish we had met

DEPARTMENTS

Suzanne CadgeneFrom the Publisher: Hot sun, gale-force winds, smoky bars and places with very sticky floors. Our publisher encourages everyone to have more fun

Influences: Al Kooper & Maria MuldaurInfluences: New York’s a melting pot, but Brooklynite Kuperschmidt and Manhattanite D’Amato cooked in the same circles and emerged the dissimilar Al Kooper and Maria Muldaur

Kickin’ in Your Stall: You’re on the bus, or you’re off the bus…unless you’re hiding in the bus. Carl Gustafson’s uncommon travails with a used vehicle. We expected no less

On the Record: Great Balls of Fire! Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, John Mayer, Los Lobos, the Black Crowes, Frank Sinatra, Waylon Jennings, and some Joan Jett, who runs with the boys without breaking a sweat …enough huevos for an army-sized omelet.

Collecting: Bob Dylan. A proposed solid Dylan collection. Or go live in an airplane hanger and amass all 50 albums and 5,000 covers—nobody’s stopping you

Also Appearing: Revisiting memorable festivals, and enough hot DVDs to get you through a long, cold winter

Stax Profiles: Carefully chosen cuts from Rufus Thomas, Albert King, Otis Redding and the Staples Singers. Bless my soul

Re.Issues: The enigmatic Tim Buckley leads a parade of iconoclasts: Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Boz Scaggs, George Jones and other artists well worth hearing anew

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